WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich applauded the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for correcting a nearly fifty-year-old wrongly decided SCOTUS decision and returning the issue of abortion back to the states.
"Attorneys General have a solemn responsibility to defend the most vulnerable among us, and that’s exactly what we did today," said Attorney General Brnovich. "I look forward to seeing the issue returned to elected representatives where it belongs. As Americans, we believe in the dignity and value of every person."
General Brnovich joined an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson supporting Mississippi’s law to protect life in July 2021.
The Arizona Legislature passed an identical law to the one upheld in Dobbs, which will take effect in approximately 90 days. Additionally, General Brnovich will continue to defend Arizona’s law that protects against discriminatory abortions on the basis of race, sex, or genetic abnormality in Brnovich v. Isaacson. The Arizona Attorney General's Office anticipates succeeding in that defense, particularly in light of today’s SCOTUS decision.
General Brnovich has taken action in more than 10 cases to protect the most vulnerable, including:
- Brnovich v. Isaacson
- Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center
- Hopkins v. Jegley
- Marshall v. West Alabama Women's Center
- Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning
- Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Brnovich
- PPINK v. Comm’r of Ind. State Dep. Of Health/Box v. Planned Parenthood of IN
- Planned Parenthood v. Wilson
- Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson
- United States v. Texas
- Ohio, Arizona, et al. v. Becerra
Read the opinion here.